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Wealthy Elizabeth Ayers 

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Capt. John 'Jack' David Ayers
10/7/1791 - 1858

Marilda 'Arilda' Stephens
9/7/1816 - 1880
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Wealthy Elizabeth Ayers
4/25/1844 - 1/3/1929
Wealthy Elizabeth Ayers was born on April 25, 1844 in Pulaski Co, Georgia and died on January 3, 1929 in Calhoun Co, Florida. She lived to be 84 years old.

She was also called Bertha. She had 10 children:
  1. David Samuel Bailey (9/17/1867-11/18/1912),
  2. Jesse Wesley Bailey (1868- ) married Mary Reba Parish,
  3. Wealthy Elizabeth "Lizzie" Bailey Hires (1872-),
  4. Mary Ann Bailey Hines (1875- ),
  5. Bryant M. Bailey (10/25/1876-1/1/1915),
  6. Eliza Lourania Bailey Hires (10/18/1878-3/24/1964),
  7. Catherine Bailey Peacock (1/8/1880-),
  8. Ira W. Bailey (11/4/1881-),
  9. Benjamin Walter Bailey (11/1884-1961), and
  10. John McKenneth Bailey (12/10/1888-8/23/1962).
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Census10/14/1850 5 th district FL (Calhoun County) 6 yrs old 
family #5: John Ayrs (age 43, born in SC), Arilda (age 43, born in GA), Tellitha (25, SC), David (11, GA), John (12, GA), Thos. (10, GA), Benjam. (8, GA), William (8,GA), Elizabeth A. (6, GA), Asa (4, GA), Quinn (2, FL), Ishmael (4 months old, FL). John states he is a Blacksmith.

#7 William Ayrs & family are listed 
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1850: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census7/18/1860 Ochesee District FL (Calhoun County) 16 yrs old 
family# 46: Aurelia Ayers (age 44, born in GA, Housekeeping), John (22, GA, farming), David (21, FL, Farming), Thomas (20, FL, farming), Benjamin (18, FL, farming), William (18, FL, farming), Wealthy (17, FL, Domestic), Elizabeth (17, FL, Domestic), Asa W. (14, FL), Queen Ann (12, FL), Ishmael (10, FL); Samuel (8, FL), Mary Arilda(6, FL). Check marks are in the box for white, black or malatto for Aurelia & John.

#49 James Stephens (62) He was born in GA and is a Baptist minister. Value of estate $150. Check mark is in the box for white, black or malatto.  
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1860: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Other10/30/1863 Abe Springs Bluff FL (Calhoun County) 19 yrs old 
Calhoun County
Fall Term 1863
Report of witnesses summoned on behalf of the state and attending at said term and entitled by law to payment from the state.
#6 Robert W. Nixon - number of miles: 4, number of days: 1, amount in dollars: 1.65 , #8 Arilda Ayers - number of miles: 12, number of days: 1, amount in dollars: 2.70 #9 Wiltha Ayres- number of miles: 12, number of days: 1, amount in dollars: 2.70

In cases of State v- Luke Lott and State v- Rebecca Maudlin.
Written my hand and private seal, my seal of office having been destroyed by fire in the destruction of the Court house, this October 30th 1863, Wm Clark - Clerk of Calhoun County Circuit Court  
Marriage2/12/1867 Blounstown FL (Calhoun County) 22 yrs old 
Marriage of Gadi Bailey to Weltha E. Ayers on Feb.12, 1867 in Calhoun Co., FL  
Census7/9/1870 FL (Calhoun County) 26 yrs old 
Recorded as family #267 beginning on line 184: J. Jesse Bailey (age 56), Francis Bailey (age 45), Preston (19), Catherine (16), Thomas (8), John (7), Henry (5), and David Cutts (11). Jessie is a farmer and estimates the value of his estate at $500. He, his wife, and oldest child was born in SC and the rest in FL. Jessie is the only person in the house who can read and write.

Recorded as family #269 beginning on line 27: Gadi Baley (age 26), Wealthy Baley (age 25), David Baley (4), and Jessee Baley (2). Gadi is a farmer and estimates the value of his estate at $200. He was born in SC and everyone else in FL. Both adults can read and write.  
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1870: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census7/9/1870 FL (Calhoun County) 26 yrs old 
Recorded as family #269,186: Gadi Baley(age 26), Wealithy (age 25), David (age 4) and Jesse (age 2). Gadi was born in SC all others in FL. Gadi is a farmer and estimates the value of his property to be $200.

on the same page is 270,187,Samuel Laramore,268,185 Polly McCormick,267,184 Jesse Bailey Jr. and their families.  
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1870: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census6/1/1900 Board Head FL (Calhoun County) 56 yrs old 
#704 - Gadi Bailey (age56 - Dec.1843), Bertha E. Bailey (56 -April 1844), Bryant M. Bailey (23 - Oct. 1876), Ira W. Bailey (18- Nov.1881), Elizabeth Bailey (17- Jan.1883), Benjamin W. Bailey (15-Nov. 1884) & John M. Bailey (11-Dec. 1888). Gadi and Bertha have been married 33 years, they have 10 children, all are living. Gadi was born in SC, as were his parents. Bertha was born in GA, as were her parents. Gadi is a farmer, Bryant and Ira are farm laborers.

next door -#705(daughter & family) Edward Hires(31 -May 1869), Elizabeth (20-Oct. 1879), Gadi E. (3 - Nov. 1896), Rassi (1 -Dec. 1897) & Martha (5mo. - Dec. 1899). Edward is a farm laborer, he was born in GA, as were his parents.  
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1900: The first automobile, nick-named Chicken Killer, arrives in Blountstown in 1905. The photo on the right shows The Chicken Killer. Click the photo for a larger view. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.

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AgeDateEvent
1 1845 Florida becomes the 27th state to join the United States. William Moseley becomes the first governor and David Yulee the first senator.
6 1850 Florida's total population has grown to 87,445. This includes about 39,000 slaves and 1,000 free blacks. Indians were not counted.
11 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins and war breaks out with most of the battles occurring in Central Florida. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
17 1861 No Floridian's voted for Lincoln during the 1860 election. On Jan. 10, 1861, Florida seceded from the U.S. and joined the Confederate States of America a few weeks later.
20 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
21 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
21 1865 May 10th -- Union troops occupy Tallahassee. While Tallahassee was the only Confederate state capital east of the Mississippi River that had not been captured, Union troops occupy the capitol following the surrender of the major Confederate armies in the east.
26 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
38 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
39 1883 Three railroad companies are merged to form the Florida Transit and Penisular Railroad Company. Thee are: Florida Transit Railroad Co., Peninsular Railroad Co, and the Tropical Florida Railroad Co.
40 1884 Most railroads in Florida are passed into the hands of a single company owned and operated by a single management, under the name of The Florida Railway and Navigation Company. It has more that 500 miles of main track in operation and about 300 miles of track under construction. The longest route was the "Western Division" which ran from Tallahassee to Jacksonville - 209 miles.
62 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
73 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
84 1928 The Tamiami Trail opens. It opens the southernmost 275 miles of U.S. Highway 41 from State Road 60 in Tampa to U.S. Route 1 (SR 5) in Miami, Florida to tourist. It also destroys many of the Seminole Indian waterways and hinders their economy.
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3 1847 Atlanta, Georgia is incorporated. Formally Marthasville
6 1850 Gordon and Clinch Counties are formed.
7 1851 Clay, Howell, Polk, Spalding, and Whitfield Counties are formed.
8 1852 Taylor County formed.
9 1853 Catoosa, Pickens, Hart, Dougherty, Webster, Flton, and Worth Counties aare creaated.
10 1854 Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
12 1856 Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
13 1857 Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
14 1858 Clayton, Quitman, Banks, Brooks, Johnson, and Echols Counties formed.
26 1870 Douglas, McDuffie, Rockdale, and Dodge Counties formed.
31 1875 Oconee County formed.
61 1905 Crisp, Grady, Jenkins, Tift, Davis, Stephens, Toombs, Turner, and Ben Hill Counties formed.
68 1912 Forsyth, Bleckley, and Wheeler Counties formed.
70 1914 Barrow, Candler, Bacon, and Evans Counties are formed.
73 1917 Atkinson and Treutlen Counties are formed.
76 1920 Seminole, Lanier, Brantley, Long, and Lamar Counties are formed.
80 1924 Peach County is formed.
AgeDateEvent
9 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
12 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
15 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
21 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
25 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
33 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
35 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
45 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
51 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
53 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
56 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
56 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
57 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
58 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
59 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
60 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
62 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
62 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
62 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
68 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
69 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
70 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
79 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
79 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
80 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
82 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
83 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
84 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
AgeDateEvent
17 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
18 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
38 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
41 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
64 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
68 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
69 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
73 1917 NEWS HEADLINES: In June, the United States enters World War I on the side of the allies. The Russian Revolution ends the reign of the czars and thrusts Russia into communism.
75 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
AgeDateEvent
11 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
16 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
18 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
19 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
21 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
24 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
31 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
32 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
65 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
66 1910 Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations are introduced in America and the concept of a "week end" meaning time off from regular work begins to take root. The British Empire covers 1/5th of the world land area.
83 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
85 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
AgeDateEvent
65 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
70 1914 World War I - Following the crisis touched off by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Germany declared war on Russia and additional countries joined the war within several days.
73 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
75 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
76 1920 Adolph Hitler begins to organize the Nazi party in Germany; The Ku Klux Klan launches a recruitment campaign using mass marketing techniques to gain 85,000 new recruits; the first commercial broadcast is made.
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Gadi Bailey
Born on December 14, 1844 and died on May 1, 1901.
They were married 2/12/1867.

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The Children of Wealthy Elizabeth Ayers

David Samuel Bailey
Born somewhere in Florida on September 16, 1867 and died in Blountstown, Florida on August 2, 1912. He was 44 years old.

He married Elizabeth "Lizzie" Walton Bryant (7/11/1866-1/22/1896).
Children:
  1. Edward McKinnie (8/2/1888-3/30/1949)
  2. Annie Mary (7/11/1890 to ??)
  3. Prest...
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Jesse Wesley Bailey
Born in Calhoun Co., Florida on an unknown day in May 1868 and died in an unknown location about 1925. He was about 56 years old.

He married Mary Reba Parish on 1/2/1890. Their children were: Ben (1890), William (1892), George (Mar.1895) & Daisy (1901).

Jesse married Domeda Tipton (2/9/1882 GA - 6/18/1942 Magnolia Cem. ...
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25 years old
Mary Ann Arilda Bailey
Born in Calhoun County, Florida about 1875 and died in Calhoun County, Florida about 1965. She was about 90 years old.

She married Joshua Canaan Hiers (4/1872 Colquitt, GA - 1950 Gulf Co. FL)
Children:
Elvie Arkansas (1898)
James Franklin(1899)
Joshua Canaan Jr. (1900)
John Phillip (1908)...
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37 years old
Bryant M. Bailey
Born in Pippins Mills, Calhoun Co., Florida on October 25, 1876 and died in Calhoun County, Florida on January 1, 1915. He was 38 years old.

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Ira Willard Bailey
Born in Calhoun Co., Florida on November 4, 1881 and died in Calhoun Co., Florida on April 4, 1946. He was 64 years old.

He married Nettie Estel Sheffield (1/30/1889 - 1/13/1977).
They had five children:
George W. Bailey (1910 -1967)
Earnest Gadi Bailey (1912)
Jewel Bailey (1914)
Coy Lee Bailey
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27 years old
John McKenzie Bailey
Born somewhere in Florida on December 10, 1888 and died in Calhoun Co., Florida on August 23, 1962. He was 73 years old.

Children:
John Tinsley (9/4/1917 to 2/17/2000)
Lonzie Frank (9/3/1920)
Mamie Elvira (11/29/1922)...
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